National Affairs: Mud-Slinger v. Rats

A more-than-six-foot 200-pounder stood upon the stage of the Four Cohans' Theatre in Chicago last week. His paunch heaved like a vexed hippo's, his ham of a hand smote the air, his flabby face howled. Technically, he was no vaudeville actor; he was William Hale Thompson, candidate for Mayor of Chicago. Yelled he: "I wanta make the King of England keep his blasted snoot out of America. . . . This is the issue of the campaign [he draped the Stars and Stripes over his arm]. What was good enough for Washington is good...

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